Monday, March 6, 2017

Week #91 - Luke 23:26

What does a buffalo say to his son that's leaving for college? ..... "Bison"👋🏼 

There were a ton of tender mercies and miracles that happened this week. But I want to share one in particular. Elder Williams and I had a pretty slow week with teaching and finding so I got to Sunday a little down in the dumps. In Sacrament meeting I was thinking about our week and how it hadn't been the most successful. Then, in walked a man with his kids that sat right in front of us. He had a baby that was in a stroller that kept looking at me, smiling and giggling. So I spent a good couple minutes making faces at this baby to make him smile and giggle. And for some odd reason, that was a huge tender mercy to me. I was completely down on myself and this baby turned my attitude 180-degrees. I'm so grateful that Heavenly Father knew what I was going through and he put this little guy in my path to lift my spirits. I'll attach a pic of the view I had in Sacrament meeting. I'm convinced next week will be better! 🙏🏼

We had a little stoppage in progression of most of our investigators this week. We have some appointments scheduled this week so I'm sure things are on the up and up! 🆙 

Every Sunday night we have a correlation meeting with our bishop. We usually talk about the work in our area and how we can help our investigators or less active members. But this week we just had a good talk about how we can "bear his cross." Bishop Burciaga shared some scriptures with us from the New Testament, including the one in the title of my email, about the Savior on his path to Golgotha, carrying his cross. We talked about Simon who was "compelled to bear his cross." He really gave me a lot of motivation and asked me how I am going to help bear the cross of the Savior for the rest of my mission. It was probably the highlight of my week. I'm thankful for experiences like that that have helped me over my mission. I don't know where I would be without them. 

I hope you all have a great week! 

- Elder Leishman 

Ps. If you haven't emailed me my whole mission, now would be a great time to reconnect with me and fire me a quick message. 🤣  

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